Bo Derek’s Latest Film Released By the National Horse Protection Coalition 

For more information:
Chris Heyde – Executive Director (703) 836-4300
Liz Clancy Ross (202) 546-1761 x30

April 27, 2004 (Washington, DC) Spokespersons for the National Horse Protection Coalition (NHPC), actress Bo Derek and Kentucky Derby winning trainer, Nick Zito are featured in the NHPC’s new documentary on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.  The ten-minute video is narrated by Bo Derek and illustrates the graphic facts about horse slaughter, humane alternatives, and the special place that horses have in American History and American Hearts.

Stunning shots of Bo Derek with her horses and stirring music form the backdrop for the informative script.  Filmed in California, Texas, Kentucky, and Washington DC the film captures the hopes of Americans everywhere that horse slaughter for human consumption will soon be illegal in the United States. The film underscores the importance of speedy passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 857 and S. 2352).

The National Horse Protection Coalition is a diverse collection of organizations and individuals from the horse industry, veterinary field, humane community, equine rescues and individuals from around the US.  Its primary goal is to end the slaughter of America’s horses and to promote their welfare.  To learn more about the issue , legislation and what the NHPC is doing to end slaughter please visit